Happy Birthday to Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, who turns 80 today! Born Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau, she married into the illustrious Princely Family and has access to a variety of glittering jewels but has favoured these magnificent Diamond Jewels.
Two large pear-shaped diamond drops suspended from a diamond bow, the Diamond Earrings are different to a pair of similar Diamond Earrings worn by Princess Marie’s mother-in-law, Princess Gina, meaning that they might possibly be Kinsky heirlooms, since they were notably worn with the Kinsky Tiara when it was acquired by the Princely Family in the 1990s. More recently Princess Marie wore the Diamond Earrings at Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume’s Pre-Wedding Gala in 2012.
These days, the Princely Family is represented by Princess Marie’s daughter-in-law, Hereditary Princess Sophie, who has worn the Diamond Earrings with the Kinsky Tiara and with the Hapsburg Fringe Tiara, notably at Queen Beatrix’s Abdication Dinner in 2013. There is no doubt we will continue to see the Diamond Earrings for years to come.